March 6, 2020
Cape Breton Island, NS – Building on the momentum of a recent Creative Economy Leaders Workshop, the Cape Breton Partnership will be hosting Creative Minds: Artists’ Stories, a four-part event series taking place throughout March and April.
Creative Minds: Artists’ Stories is an opportunity to bring together individuals who work, create, and thrive in arts and culture to share their stories and give one another a glimpse into what it means to be an artist in Unama’ki – Cape Breton. Live music and an opportunity to network with the creative sector will round out each evening.
“Opportunities for artists to tell their stories are a key element of fostering Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s creative sector,” says Erin Flynn, Creative Economy Development Officer, Cape Breton Partnership. “Through these events, artists will be able to share their experiences and celebrate the many creative sector contributions on our island.”
Creative Minds: Artists’ Stories details are below:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020: Sydney, Doktor Luke’s, 5:00-8:00PM
- Storytellers including Alison Uhma, Lindsay Barron, Nancy Chiasson, Nancy Oakley, and Shashwat Trivedi
- Musical guest: Colette Deveaux
- To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creative-minds-artists-stories-sydney-tickets-98001897313
Thursday, March 12, 2020: Baddeck, Victoria County Creates, 5:00-8:00PM
- Storytellers including Bill Conall, George Smith, Nicole LeBlanc, and Satu Kimbley
- Musical guest: Keith Mullins
- To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creative-minds-artists-stories-baddeck-tickets-98307350933
Tuesday, March 31, 2020: St. Peter’s, Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, 5:00-8:00PM
- Storytellers including Adam Cooke and Craig Phillips
- Musical guest: David Stone, Wendy Owens Abbott
- To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creative-minds-artists-stories-stpeters-tickets-98306664881
A fourth session will take place early April in Inverness. Once confirmed, event details will be shared.
The Cape Breton Partnership recognizes the importance of the creative sector to our Cape Breton economy, and the Cape Breton Partnership Creative Economy Development Officer is responsible for supporting and growing initiatives in the creative sector across the island. Hosting the Creative Economy Leaders Workshop and the Creative Minds: Artists’ Stories event series are a sample of projects undertaken.
Cape Breton Partnership